VPL: Hume City moving up

HUME City is closing the gap to second place in Victorian Premier League after a 2-0 Friday night win away at Richmond.

Hume’s win and Oakleigh Cannons’ 1-1 draw with Dandenong Thunder means Oakleigh (second 17 points) is just a point ahead of Hume (third, 16).

Hume United’s promotion hopes in state league 3 north-west suffered a blow on Saturday after a 2-2 draw with Sunbury United.

Hume United sits fourth on the table with 14 points, two off the promotion pace of second-placed Avondale Heights (16).

In provisional 1 north-west the battle against relegation is getting more difficult by the week for North City Lions after a 2-1 loss to South Yarra.

It means North City with one point in 12th and last on the table is still three behind the lowest safe team, 10th-placed Northern Falcons.

In provisional 2 north-west, Upfield’s promotion hopes suffered a blow at the hands of Epping City with a 3-0 loss.

Epping City retained second place with the win (24 points) while denting Upfield’s challenge (fourth, 14 points).

Division rival Northern Roosters remains in the relegation zone after a 2-1 loss to Bell Park.